by Steve Nauman
Oct15ThuOctober 15, 2020 by Steve NaumanDeer season opened a couple of weeks ago in this part of the country. I know several people who get very excited for every phase - Bow, Gun and Black Powder - and they hunt in all three if possible! I have nothing against deer hunting, in fact I feel it’s necessary to help control the incredible crop damage the deer cause to the farm...
Aug30SunAugust 30, 2020 by Steve Nauman
One of my childhood memories is the family dinner table. My father tried to have the family seated together at the supper table—even though that meant our meal was close to 7 PM because of my father’s store closing at 6 most nights, (Monday and Friday it closed at 9!)
But we always had the same seating arrangement, everyone...
May31SunMay 31, 2020 by Steve NaumanIt’s fun sometimes to see the videos of three year olds that raided mom’s make-up and have it “painted” all over their face! When asked if they got into mom’s make-up, many times they say “noooooo”! So often they just go for the “big lie”, even though they are covered with the evidence! I...
Apr30ThuApril 30, 2020 by Steve Nauman
A very popular TV show of the 1960’s and still doing well in reruns to this day is The Andy Griffith Show. Many agree that the antics of Deputy Barney Fife are what made the show such a success. He had such unique mannerisms and expressions, that for simply the humor and entertainment factor I have to agree-because it’s still hard to...
Mar10TueMarch 10, 2020 by Steve Nauman
This past weekend was the annual return to Daylight Savings Time. As usual, I heard some who were talking about how they were “going to be messed up for days because of losing that hour of sleep”. Some here in northern Indiana always talk about wishing we could go back to never moving our clocks “like we used to” (when we...
Feb5WedFebruary 5, 2020 by Steve Nauman
Shortly after I had turned 16 years old, I tested for and received my drivers license. Then almost immediately, my father had plans for me to drive his truck to Syracuse (NY) at times—not just to give him a break (he loved being in the city and dealing with all the vendors)—but mostly because he had been waiting to have an operation...
Jan2ThuJanuary 2, 2020 by Steve Nauman
I saw part of a late night infomercial promoting a product that was supposed to cure most any common disease, and just might allow you to live to be 120 years old! Then a vibrant, physically fit young woman started telling how she’s been taking this product and giving it to her two children. She was so excited talking about all the extra...
Dec17TueDecember 17, 2019 by Steve Nauman
The memories I have of a much simpler Christmas , come from the West Smyrna Baptist Church in Smyrna, NY. That’s the church I grew up in and was there until I moved to the Elkhart area when I was 20. The church is in central NY, and the area is very hilly (and not very populated).
But what made my memories so special was the Christmas...
Oct29TueOctober 29, 2019 by Steve Nauman
Today I’m going to use a story from my favorite old TV show, “The Andy Griffith Show” and contrast it with things I’ve seen!
The episode from the TV show was called “A Medal For Opie”. The setting is that the town of Mayberry is hosting a special kids day, filled with different athletic events and other fun...
Oct24ThuOctober 24, 2019 by Steve Nauman
Grandpa Verne, my great grandfather, sparked some of my first interest in vegetable gardening. Grandpa was born in 1880 so many of his methods would have definitely been considered “old school” but they worked! For instance..... I can remember helping him plant his sweet corn... mainly because I had “caught” the...